Country Reports

Government in Contravention of National Unity

by Marc Frings
What are the challenges facing the new Palestinian Authority Cabinet?

The Palestinian Authority PA has a new government: In the aftermath of the resignation of former Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (29.01.2019) and the appointment of Mohammad Shtayyeh (10.03.2019), a new government was set up and sworn in on 13 April. No democratic elections preceded the formation of this government. Moreover, the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas is making no progress. Thus, it is hardly surprising that the majority of Palestinians do not trust the PA with mastering the central national challenges. ​​​​​​​